podcast show notes | episode 003 | whistle while you work through the tough stuff
This blog post serves as SHOW NOTES for our podcast — Cultivate a Good Life. This is not a comprehensive outline of everything discussed in this specific episode. The notes, links, and tips below are just some of what was mentioned. Everything we’re highlighting here will certainly make so much more sense when you’ve listened to this episode. If you haven’t already listened, you definitely should. And you should also just go ahead and subscribe to the podcast. It’s good stuff. Also, these notes show up in the order that they came up during the show.
Trials. Challenges. Crappy times. Whatever you want to call them … we all have them. And it’s HARD. We’ve each seen our fair share of trying experiences, and Becky and I share how we’ve gotten through with positivity and gratitude instead of hating life and being miserable. It’s possible — we promise.
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Quote by Patricia T. Holland found in her talk, One Thing Needful:
“If I were Satan and wanted to destroy a society, I think I would stage a full-blown blitz on women. I would keep them so distraught and distracted that they would never find the calming strength and serenity for which their sex has always been known. Satan has effectively done that, catching us in the crunch of trying to be superhuman instead of striving to reach our unique, God-given potential within such diversity. We must have the courage to be imperfect while striving for perfection.”
Tips for getting through the tough stuff with positivity & gratitude (keeping in mind these are just bullet points and much better explained in the episode, and not all of the takeaways and tips are included here):
- Find peace through prayer.
- Get dressed.
- Allow people to serve you.
- Fight like hell.
- If you’re going to play the “what if” game, you need to play it all the way through.
- Be open so that others can better connect with you through your trial.
- Do not compare your trial or experience to anyone else’s.
- Let go of your expectations of control and realize you likely cannot control this trial.
- Take your experience and pay it forward.
Life preserver quote by Ronald A. Rasband in October 2012:
“If you come upon a person who is drowning, would you ask if they need help — or would it be better to just jump in and save them from the deepening waters? The offer, while well meaning and often given, ‘Let me know if I can help’ is really no help at all.”
A couple of Becky Proudfit’s “radiation sunrise” pictures.
During treatment — The good, the bad, the ugly. Except that Becky can’t be ugly if she TRIED … seriously.
Becky & her family as they celebrated her completion of radiation.
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- Oct. 23 from 10-12. It’s our BH Birthday / Podcast Launch Party at SodaRush in Gilbert, AZ! My team will be there, too!
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